Whether you have the most expensive of brewers or the best of coffee beans there’s always a few tweaks that’ll help you make your coffee bolder and tastier. So throw that yucky cup of caffeine out of the window, hold off the barista equipment you’ve been brooding and follow these 7 hot tips about for a better cup of morning joe.
Buy the right beans
Beans and I’ll repeat the BEANS play the most important role in the taste of any coffee cup. Get cheaper beans and your coffee is bound to taste bleh even with the fanciest of coffee makers and grinders.
Not sure how to find the right beans? Well first and foremost check the place of origin on the bag. Also look for the roasting date. Most experts suggest consuming the beans within 14-15 days of it being roasted.
Apart from that ensure no oil on the bean surface and if you’d like a little more of the coffee taste we’d recommend you switch to medium roast beans. Here a few more tips to help you find the perfect beans.
Keep your coffee maker clean
Your coffee maker plays an important role in the grinding and extraction process but even the best of coffee makers tend to hold on to grime and residue with each brewing process which tends to alter coffee taste over time.
Thus regular maintenance of your coffee maker is a must. Make sure the filter, drip tray, drip dish etc. are given good wash end of each day and also descale the machine every 5-6 months with lime and vinegar solution.
Talk to coffee fanatics
Whether it is your nearby coffee shop or another coffee enthusiast like you people are always up for a conversation. From the beans to the coffee maker, grinder etc. you should be using, find the right people and you’ll have a completely different outlook about making coffee at home.
Most coffee shops such as Starbucks etc. sell their coffee beans. Get in touch with them about it, the machines and gear they use and if you’ve got a friend, maybe, you could also get a demo.
Switch to a cold brew
There’s a cold wave taking over the coffee world. In other words, it’s the age of the cold brew and no we aren’t talking about iced coffee. In fact, a cold brew is a completely different process.
Here the mixture of coarsely ground coffee beans and fresh water is set to rest for about for about a day before it is filtered. This results in a coffee that is less acidic, bolder and awesome than before.
Grind it right
Once the beans are ground it starts to lose its taste and aroma so if you’re looking for the perfect cup of coffee, grind your beans just before brewing. Most coffee aficionados will recommend using burr grinders.
That is because these grinders tend to grind coffee uniformly especially if you prefer a coarser grind and provide you with greater control over the process as compared to a blade grinder. Check our range of the best coffee grinders to know more about these grinders.